The History Department aims to provide students with a broad historical understanding and a raft of transferable skills such as enquiry, analysis and communication. History at BUCHS is both popular and successful and challenges students to become independent learners who can apply their skills in later life.
Over the 2 years, students will develop their historical skills through a range of topics. They will gain an understanding of:
Students will develop the following skills:
Students will be assessed in a range of skills:
Explanation of causation, use of historical evidence, the ability to assess change and continuity, historical interpretations and historical significance.
Edexcel GCSE (9-1)
Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment (Paper codes: 1HI0/10–12)
10: Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present
and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city.
Paper 2: Period study and British depth study (Paper codes: 1HI0/20–29)
B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88.
26/27: Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941–91
Paper 3: Modern depth study (Paper codes: 1HI0/30–33)
31: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
A wide range of teaching and learning techniques are used including the use of historical sources, political cartoons, DVDs, ICT resources and textbooks. Students undertake independent, paired and group work and focus on debating skills, writing skills and essay technique.
History can lead to careers such as journalism, jobs in the media, teaching, business, the civil service and the legal profession. This is due to the raft of skills that History students gain and develop, such as using evidence, analysing key issues, making judgements and debating. These transferable skills are highly desirable in today's job market.
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